rest on/upon

phrasal verb

rested on/upon; resting on/upon; rests on/upon
1
: to depend or rely on (someone or something)
All our hopes rested on one man.
2
: to stop moving and look at (someone or something)
His eyes/gaze rested on the letter.
3
: to be based on (something)
His theory rested upon two important pieces of evidence.

Examples of rest on/upon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Historically, polls at this early stage have not been necessarily indicative of the outcome, and Mr. Trump’s breakthrough among traditionally Democratic young, Black and Hispanic voters may not rest on a solid foundation. Nate Cohn, New York Times, 13 May 2024 Video shows rubble littering the street, with one half of the car in the westbound lane of Sherman Way and the rest on the other side. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 9 May 2024 Or, put your feet up and get some rest on this chaise lounge chair with a water-resistant cushion and wheeled design that can be moved around easily. Lauren Fischer, Travel + Leisure, 5 May 2024 Relationships are a harmonious affair as the moon and Jupiter auspiciously connect, but don't just rest on your laurels. USA TODAY, 4 May 2024 But the future of Soho House’s finances and cultural cachet may rest on wooing more members like Christina Blacken, a Black 36-year-old entrepreneur who worked in media before founding a DEI and leadership consultancy called The New Quo. Maria Aspan, Fortune, 2 May 2024 The National Academy of Televison Arts & Sciences is rolling out the nominations for Daytime Emmys, announcing a handful of categories on Thursday night and revealing the rest on Friday morning. Michael Schneider, Variety, 18 Apr. 2024 This morning spring snow came to rest on the white blossoms of the pin cherry. Jessica Hornik, National Review, 18 Apr. 2024 Holland would enlist artisan Jade Pinnell to produce a glass plinth for the book to rest upon within its birdcage, crafted by Dom Parish. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 4 Apr. 2024

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“Rest on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rest%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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